Browsing: justice

News & Features State Senator John Sampson (File photo)
1

After a four month delay, the trial of State Senator John Sampson kicked off today with the jury selection process. Sampson faces charges related to an alleged embezzlement scheme in which prosecutors say he misused funds entrusted to him as a lawyer in foreclosure proceedings to fund a failed political campaign. Though he has escaped…

News & Features
5

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced Tuesday that his office will no longer prosecute first-time offenders arrested for low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession charges, suggesting it’s been a waste of resources that unfairly targets young men of color. The DA laid out the new policy in a press release, saying that he will decline to prosecute…

Business
24

Kings Plaza Shopping Center (5100 Kings Plaza) will soon be home to the first Brooklyn locations of three national brands: Fossil, Michael Kors and Justice. The Commercial Observer reports: Michael Kors, which sells sell apparel, accessories and footwear, leased 4,000 square feet at the borough’s only enclosed mall. Fossil will sell its watches, handbags and…

News & Features
12

Diego Palacios, the police officer kicked off the force after his bogus arrest of a Sheepshead Bay man, may have been sentenced to four days in prison – but he served only one night. New York Post picked up on our exclusive story last week – without giving credit to Sheepshead Bites – noting that Palacios pleaded…

Opinion
5

BETWEEN THE LINES: A 68-year-old former Brooklyn resident died of a heart attack a few weeks ago in a New Jersey nursing home, not far from where he lived until his late teens. Though his life was undistinguished, his death prompted a New York Times obituary and op-ed, and 125 Google articles — negligible by today’s…

News & Features
358

A Kings County Supreme Court judge refused yesterday to issue an injunction against the proposed mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue that would have required them to halt construction. But Bay People, the opponents of the mosque, are saying the “fight is far from over.” The morning hearing was for a preliminary injunction to stop contractors…

News & Features
16

So much for those “progressive bastions” known as higher education institutions. Or maybe that title is reserved for four-year schools… Officials at Kingsborough Community College were ordered to head back to school themselves – for a workplace discrimination class – after illegally firing a chemistry professor because she is Muslim. They’re also going to have…

News & Features
17

Eleven people have been arrested in an alleged fraud ring in which 38 day care centers collected $18 million in public funds since 2007, with several of the day cares located in Sheepshead Bay. In all, four day care operators and seven city workers were charged with conspiring to pay or receive bribes; all but…

News & Features
42

A reader sent me the following message last week: My sister, her friend my next door neighbor and me all had a strange thing happen.  Last Saturday (6/19) a man knocked on my apartment door, claimed to live down the hall and asked for money for a copayment of $36 to get medicine for his…

1 2